[sc:software-category ]A while ago, WordPress.org moved its communications from IRC to Slack, which seems to be taking over the Internet these days.
I’ve used Slack a bit and in general it’s a nice interface, but especially for the first while, a little flaky. They’ve cleared up most of the issues but it’s still kind of slow.
I haven’t used their mobile app (they don’t support Windows Phone) so I can say much about it, but they’ve released a Windows desktop app so I can review it 🙂
I’ll cut right to the chase, it’s kind of crappy.
It’s mostly a wrapper for their web app, the only real advantage to it is the status icon in the Windows tray. Other than that it is just a window that displays the web interface.
It’s just as slow (if not slower) than the web interface and doesn’t even minimize to the tray so it takes up a spot on your taskbar all the time.
Perhaps it will get better in time, but for now I’m just sticking with the web interface.